Department of English and American Studies
Translation and Interpreting Section
Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

is pleased to invite you to the

Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2014

"Interchange between Languages and Cultures: The Quest for Quality"

September 19–20, 2014

In the previous two years (see TIFO 2012 and TIFO 2011) the Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc established itself as an open platform which is not limited only to an academic exchange within translation and interpreting studies research but embraces discussion with all players in the field of trans-language and trans-culture communication.

The 2014 conference theme "Interchange between Languages and Cultures: The Quest for Quality" brings into focus the issue of translation/interpreting quality. The featured invited speakers for TIFO 2014 are Mona Baker (University of Manchester, UK) and Juliane House (University of Hamburg, Germany). Conference sections are suggested as follows:

● models and approaches to translation/interpreting quality assessment
● T & I classroom perspective: giving quality assessment and feedback
● literary translation criticism
● quality issues in audiovisual and media translation
● quality issues in various modalities of interpreting
● language industry perspective: quality standardization
● translation technology and quality assurance

We welcome BOTH papers presenting results of academic research AND contributions by professionals in the field. Invitation to participate is extended to all parties concerned: academics (teachers and students), professional translators and interpreters, trade organisations and professional institutions, publishing houses, agencies providing language services, "in-house" language departments of transnational corporations, companies developing support tools and technology, et cetera.

The list of speakers has been closed (detailed programme here).
Selected papers are to be published in a peer-reviewed thematic volume of Olomouc Modern Language Series in 2015. The series volumes (see OMLS Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, OMLM Vol. 4) are submitted to Thomson Reuters Web of Science for inclusion in the WoS™ Core Collection Citation Index database.


The detailed programme can be downloaded here.

For participants arriving on Thursday there will be an evening guided tour around Olomouc historical inner city and a welcome drink. Meeting point for the guided tour is at the St. Wenceslas Cathedral (see on Google Maps) at 6:00 pm. The welcome drink begins 7:30 pm at the restaurant U Červeného volka (see on Google Maps).

The first day of conference will take place at Palacky University, Faculty of Education, Žižkovo náměstí 5, Olomouc (see on Google Maps).
The social evening and the second day of conference
will take place at Palacky University, Faculty of Science, 17. listopadu 12, Olomouc (400m from the first venue, see on Google Maps).
The registration has ended.

Organising Committee:
Jitka Zehnalová
Pavel Král
Ondřej Molnár
Lada Rybníčková







dormsWe can offer accommodation for a reduced price at the university dormitories. Single rooms (1 bed) and shared rooms (2 beds) are available. The prices range from 10 to 25 EUR per night. Capacities are limited, accommodation can be guaranteed only for early registrations. If interested, please fill in the appropriate part of the registration form.

In case you want to arrange accommodation on your own, some suggestions for hotels follow. All are either within a walking distance from the venue or just a few stops away by bus or tram. Prices are for a single room.

(1) Hotel U Dómu *** from 50 EUR
(2) Penzion Angelus *** from 52 EUR
(3) Penzion Na Hradě *** from 58 EUR
(4) Hotel Arigone *** from 83 EUR
(5) Hotel Alley **** from 73 EUR
(6) Hotel NH Olomouc Congress **** From 111 EUR
(7) Poet's Corner Hostel hostel from 15 EUR
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About the City of Olomouc:

OlomoucOlomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities of the Czech Republic. The region is distinguished for its agriculture, industry and beautiful countryside, as well as its historical and cultural traditions. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic, mainly due to its well preserved historical inner city (after Prague, second largest in the Czech Republic). More...


About Palacký University:

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Palacký University in Olomouc is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on more than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a renowned centre for teaching and research. University attracts students from other European and overseas countries. With more than 23,000 students on eight faculties, it provides quality education and excellent background for research in the wide range of academic disciplines. More...

About us:

Translation courses have been taught at the Department of English and American studies for decades. In response to general demand for a specialized major in translation studies, a B.A. study programme English for Translation and Interpreting opened and accepted first students in 2007. Since then the M.A. programme has been accredited as well, opening for the first undergraduates in 2011. The Translation and Interpreting Section is a young team of academics seeking to train a new generation of professionals ready to answer the challenges of the translation and interpreting trade. Major support for building the new study programmes came from the EU grants. More...